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Greening the Desert With Wastewater

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Like a mirage, an ethereal woodland kingdom rises from the Egyptian sands to fight desertification

How Cities Will Avoid Death by Self-Driving Car

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Major cities have signaled a commitment to curbing private autonomous vehicles, and their transportation systems are already reaping the benefits.

The Worst CO2 Emitters are Getting a Little Bit Better

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Carbon emissions are falling in the countries that emit the most CO2, the result of conservation efforts, more renewable energy and strong climate policies.

Women Scientists Raise Their Decibel Level

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To change the misperception that scientists are all old white guys in lab coats, thousands of women scientists are banding together to make their voices heard.

Build Your Own Dialysis Machine!

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In clinics and hospitals around the world, doctors and nurses turn household objects into medical instruments. MIT’s Little Devices Lab is giving them the tools to build even better.